I love playing in The David Cross Band and I'm very thankful to be able to do what I do. The opportunity to play such exciting and challenging music with the wonderful musicians and lovely people in this band sums up why.
DCB is a superb project to work with and I also complement my live work as a freelance player, busy all-year round playing and touring with various other acts. These include The Prototypes (Get Hype Records), The DGB (Power of Three Records) and I've played with artists including but not limited to Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), JAMES, David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator), Tim Booth, Freddie V (Average White Band), Lewis Stephens (Freddie King) and Fischer-Z.
I like to think I have a few strings to my bow; I come from a classical background, starting my musical journey on the cello at the age of four. Now, many years later, I’m also a published author. My first book Lawless was published in 2016 to coincide with the release of my album of the same title.
I've written over 100 articles for various drum magazines (you’ll find my own column in the iconic ‘Rhythm Magazine’). I’m privileged to be Head of Drums at BIMM and also, as an educator, I’ve written music degree course notes, used by some of the top popular music education providers in the world.
I love running Master Study Studios in Brighton where I have students that come to study with me from all over the UK & Europe. Some of my current and past students include Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club), Joao Caetano (Leona Lewis, Incognito), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness, We Will Rock You, Jeff Beck, Bryan May, Queen), Perry Melius (Billy Ocean, Tricky), James Stewart (Vader), Adam Pitts (Lawson), Deborah Knox-Hewson (Charlie XCX), and Ben Thomas (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man) to name just a few.
My second album set for release toward the end of 2018
I proudly endorse SONOR drums, SABIAN cymbals, VIC FIRTH sticks and mallets, REMO heads, ROLAND, Protection Racket Cases, Porter and Davies Tactile Monitoring and Dynasty U.S.A marching percussion.